[TIP] tox-1.3: virtualenv-based test run automizer

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Wed Dec 21 00:41:10 PST 2011

tox 1.3: the virtualenv-based test run automatizer

I am happy to announce tox 1.3, containing a few improvements
over 1.2.  TOX automates tedious test activities driven from a
simple ``tox.ini`` file, including:

* creation and management of different virtualenv environments
  with different Python interpreters
* packaging and installing your package into each of them
* running your test tool of choice, be it nose, py.test or unittest2 or
  other tools such as "sphinx" doc checks
* testing dev packages against each other without needing to upload to PyPI

Docs and examples are at:



    pip install -U tox

code hosting and issue tracking on bitbucket:


Holger Krekel


- fix: allow to specify wildcard filesystem paths when
  specifiying dependencies such that tox searches for
  the highest version

- fix issue21: clear PIP_REQUIRES_VIRTUALENV which avoids
  pip installing to the wrong environment, thanks to bb's streeter

- make the install step honour a testenv's setenv setting
  (thanks Ralf Schmitt)

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